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Interested in learning more about the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns and sharing what you learn with others? Check out the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension!
Students from Wilson College visited the Cumberland County Penn State Extension office to learn how land use, ground water, and private water wells interconnect.
Penn State Extension recently completed a short video that explains the components of a water test report including how to interpret the results for drinking water.
The Conservation Service Organization of the Year award was presented to an outstanding citizen-science group.
Highlighting accomplishments of Penn State's Master Well Owner Network over the past program year.
Approximately one million rural homes and farms across Pennsylvania utilize private wells for drinking water and onlot septic systems for wastewater disposal.
Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.
Iron and manganese cause stains and tastes in water. They can be removed with several treatment processes described in this article.
Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that gives water a distinctive “rotten egg” odor. Various treatment options are discussed in this article.
Roof-catchment cisterns are systems used to collect and store rainwater for household and other uses.
Bryan Swistock, James Andrew Clark
Water test reports of water near gas drilling activity generally have these common parameters.
Determine how much water you currently use and the amount of water and money you could save by installing water-conserving devices.